Carl Icahn vs Michael Dell

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Founder, Icahn Capital Management
Chairman and CEO, Dell
$17.49 Billion
Net worth 2018
$24.39 Billion
Investments
Industry
Technology
New York, New York
Residence
Austin, Texas
United States
Country
United States
16/02/1936
BirthDay
23/02/1965
2
Children
4
Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University; Drop Out, New York University
Education
Drop Out, The University of Texas at Austin
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2017

6 billion USD making him the 26th wealthiest person on the Forbes 400, and the 5th wealthiest hedge fund manager as of February 2017

2016

On January 30, 2016, Icahn donated $1 million for US veterans groups at a Des Moines, Iowa, fundraiser held by Donald Trump

2015

In December 2015 Icahn made a qualifying offer to purchase the auto-parts and maintenance chain Pep Boys for $15

2014

In October 2014, Icahn took a stake in Canadian energy company Talisman Energy

2013

He also made large contributions to Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, of which he is a trustee, which in return not only named a building the Icahn Medical Institute designed by Davis Brody Bond, but also, in 2013, renamed the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2012

In October 2012, Icahn purchased a 10% stake in Netflix

2011

On March 15, 2011, Mentor's board issued a strong warning to its shareholders against a proxy action by Icahn

2010

In 2010, Icahn joined the Giving Pledge list, pledging to give away more than half his fortune, yet has not decided on the specific beneficiaries

2009

In April 2009, Icahn engaged in a proxy battle for Amylin

2008

In September/October 2008 Icahn was involved in the rejected attempted purchase of Imclone by Bristol Myers Squibb and in the eventual sale of Imclone to Eli Lilly and Company in an all-cash deal valued at $6

2007

Beginning in 2007, Icahn gradually increased his stake in biotechnology company Biogen

2006

In 2006, he was honored with the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Effecting Change Award for his outstanding contributions to improving education

2005

In 2005, XO Holding announced its intention to sell the wired part of its business for $700 million to its majority shareholder and chairman Icahn; the money would be used to pay back its debts and to buy back its preferred stock for about $600 million from Icahn

2004

Having bred more than 140 stakes horses, in 2004 Icahn shut down Foxfield, selling all his mares and weanlings without reserve at the Keeneland Sales November breeding stock auction

2001

He was also named Guardian Angel 2001 Man of the Year

1999

In 1999, Icahn married his longtime assistant and former broker, Gail Golden

1993

They separated in 1993 and divorced in 1999 after years of litigation during which Liba sought to invalidate a prenuptial agreement she had signed prior to their marriage, claiming duress as she was pregnant at the time

1992

In 1992, Foxfield ended its racing operation and became a commercial breeder

1991

In 1991, he sold TWA's London routes to American Airlines for $445 million

1990

Icahn's Meadow Star won the 1990 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and was voted the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Two-Year-Old Filly

1988

" In 1988, Icahn took TWA private, gaining a personal profit of $469 million, and leaving TWA with a debt of $540 million

1985

In 1985 Icahn established Foxfield Thoroughbreds, a horse breeding operation

1980

In the 1980s Icahn developed a reputation as a "corporate raider" after profiting from the hostile takeover and asset stripping of the American airline TWA

1979

In 1979, Icahn married Liba Trejbal, a ballerina from the former Czechoslovakia

1978

In 1978, he began taking controlling positions in individual companies

1961

Icahn began his career on Wall Street as a stockbroker in 1961; in 1968, he formed Icahn & Co

1957

Carl graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 1957 and then entered New York University School of Medicine, but he dropped out after two years to join the army reserves

1936

Carl Celian Icahn (born February 16, 1936) is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist

2017

In 2017, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Dell, a Houston native, pledged $36 million to relief efforts

2016

The Dell Medical School began enrolling students in 2016

2013

In 2013, the foundation provided an additional $50 million commitment to establish the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin

2012

In 2012, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation committed $50 million for medical education

2010

By 2010, the foundation had committed more than $650 million to children's issues and community initiatives in the United States, India and South Africa

2007

On January 31, 2007, Dell returned as CEO at the request of the board, succeeding Rollins

2006

In 2006, the foundation provided $50 million in grants to three health-related organizations associated with the University of Texas: the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living, the Dell Pediatric Research Institute to compliment the Dell Children's Medical Center, as well as funding for a new computer science building at the University of Texas at Austin campus

2004

On March 4, 2004, Dell stepped down as CEO, but stayed as chairman of Dell Inc

2002

In 2002, Dell received an honorary doctorate in Economic Science from the University of Limerick in honor of his investment in Ireland and the local community and for his support for educational initiatives

1996

In 1996, Dell started selling computers over the Web, the same year his company launched its first servers

1992

In 1992, aged 27, he became the youngest CEO of a company ranked in Fortune magazine's list of the top 500 corporations

1989

Dell married Susan Lieberman on October 28, 1989, in Austin, Texas; the couple reside there with their four children

1984

In January 1984, Dell registered his company as "PC's Limited"

1965

Michael Dell was born in 1965 in Houston, to a Jewish family whose surname reflects the translation into English of the original German/Yiddish Thal ("valley" or "dale [q

1938

He is ranked as the 38th richest person in the world by Forbes, with a net worth of US$24